Windows XP - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/18370 en Microsoft tends to enterprise Windows users -- but kicks consumers to the curb http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/microsoft-tends-enterprise-windows-users-kicks-consumers-the-curb-240801?source=rss_windows_xp <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/windows_broken_hp.jpg" alt="Microsoft tends to enterprise Windows users -- but kicks consumers to the curb" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>In the past two days we've seen reports about <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/microsoft-slashed-windows-xp-custom-support-prices-just-days-axing-public-patches-240623">Microsoft reducing the</a></p> Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows 8 Windows XP Microsoft Windows Patch Management Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:35:32 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 240801 at http://www.infoworld.com Windows XP's retirement turns into major security project for Chinese firm http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/windows-xps-retirement-turns-major-security-project-chinese-firm-240688?source=rss_windows_xp <p>Microsoft may have retired Windows XP, but one of China's leading security vendors is trying to keep the OS threat-free, and rolling out protection software to hundreds of millions of users in the nation.</p> <p>On April 8, Microsoft officially ended support to the OS, meaning that Windows XP users will no longer receive security updates from the company. In preparation, Chinese security vendor Qihoo 360 has been developing its own free "XP Shield" software for Chinese PC users.</p> Microsoft Windows Security Windows XP Microsoft Windows Patch Management Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:55:32 +0000 admin 240688 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft slashed Windows XP custom support prices just days before axing public patches http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/microsoft-slashed-windows-xp-custom-support-prices-just-days-axing-public-patches-240623?source=rss_windows_xp <p>Just days before Microsoft retired Windows XP from public support, the company drastically reduced the price of custom support agreements that give large companies and government agencies another year of XP patches, experts reported today.</p> Microsoft Windows Security Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows Patch Management Security Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:45:31 +0000 admin 240623 at http://www.infoworld.com Thank XP: Desktop PC sales take off again in Western Europe http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/thank-xp-desktop-pc-sales-take-again-in-western-europe-240233?source=rss_windows_xp <p>PC sales in Western Europe have risen after 13 consecutive quarters of decline, according to market research company Gartner. The market research company said government spending and the replacement of machines running Windows XP contributed to the growth.</p> <p>Across the whole of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, PC sales grew by 0.3 percent after eight quarters of decline.</p> Computer Hardware Microsoft Windows Windows XP Desktop PCs Laptop PCs Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:09:31 +0000 admin 240233 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft Patch Tuesday bids adieu to Windows XP http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/microsoft-patch-tuesday-bids-adieu-windows-xp-240131?source=rss_windows_xp <p>This month's "Patch Tuesday" includes the final round of security fixes Microsoft will issue for Windows XP, potentially leaving millions that continue to use the OS open to attack.</p> Microsoft Windows Security Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows Patch Management Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 admin 240131 at http://www.infoworld.com Why I won't miss Windows XP http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/why-i-wont-miss-windows-xp-239960?source=rss_windows_xp <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/windows_curtains_hp.jpg" alt="Why I won't miss Windows XP" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>I never hated <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/146882/the-revolution-was-windows-xp-239598">Windows XP</a> -- I really didn't. I thought it was a great OS, albeit a bit cartoony for my tastes. Microsoft Windows Windows XP Microsoft Windows Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 J. Peter Bruzzese 239960 at http://www.infoworld.com Why the 'retired' Windows XP ain't going nowhere http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/why-the-retired-windows-xp-aint-going-nowhere-239151?source=rss_windows_xp <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/windows_night_hp.jpg" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Today is the day that Microsoft has fully retired Windows XP: no more <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/microsoft-sketches-out-final-windows-xp-security-updates-next-week-239833">patches or updates</a> after today, not even for security, and no more support. Consumerization of IT Microsoft Windows Windows XP IT Management Microsoft Windows Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 239151 at http://www.infoworld.com The end of Windows XP and the start of a new Microsoft http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/the-end-of-windows-xp-and-the-start-of-new-microsoft-239875?source=rss_windows_xp <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/windows_evolution_hp.jpg" alt="The end of Windows XP and the start of a new Microsoft" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>After tomorrow, April 8, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for Windows XP, the most stubbornly successful OS in Microsoft history.</p> Microsoft Windows The Industry Standard Microsoft Microsoft Azure Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows XP Microsoft Windows Cloud Computing Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 239875 at http://www.infoworld.com The sane person's guide to the Windows XP apocalypse http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/the-sane-persons-guide-the-windows-xp-apocalypse-239955?source=rss_windows_xp <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/windows_curtains_hp.jpg" alt="The sane person's guide to the Windows XP apocalypse" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Microsoft giveth and Microsoft taketh away. In between, it also files lot of bug reports.</p> Microsoft Windows Microsoft Madness Windows XP Cringely Microsoft Windows Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 239955 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft sketches out final Windows XP security updates for next week http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/microsoft-sketches-out-final-windows-xp-security-updates-next-week-239833?source=rss_windows_xp <p>Microsoft today said it will ship four security updates to customers next week that will include the final public fixes for flaws in Windows XP and Office 2003, both slated for retirement from security support on Tuesday.</p> <p>Of the four updates, two were tagged "critical," Microsoft's most serious threat rating, and the other pair was marked "important," the next step down in the firm's four-part scoring system.</p> Microsoft Windows Security Microsoft Office Windows XP Microsoft Windows Office Software Patch Management Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:33:42 +0000 admin 239833 at http://www.infoworld.com A thin lifeline for XP users: New Malwarebytes suite will support the OS http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/thin-lifeline-xp-users-new-malwarebytes-suite-will-support-the-os-238949?source=rss_windows_xp <p>As Malwarebytes announces its new Anti-Malware Premium suite Monday morning, it comes with a nice present for Windows XP users: lifetime support. &nbsp;Perhaps it isn't entirely surprising given that, according to the company, 20 percent of its user base remains on Windows XP. Microsoft is actually <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2088300/windows-xp-still-on-the-way-out-but-anti-malware-support-for-its-users-to-continue.html" target="_blank">extending malware support</a> well beyond the XPocalypse date of April 8, but knowing other companies have your back is a rare bright spot.</p> Microsoft Windows Security Windows XP Microsoft Windows Anti-virus Malware Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:30:31 +0000 admin 238949 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft dangles $50 carrot in front of XP users http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/microsoft-dangles-50-carrot-in-front-of-xp-users-238473?source=rss_windows_xp <p>Microsoft has anted up in its attempt to convince last-minute laggards to abandon Windows XP by handing a $50 carrot to people who buy a new Windows 8.1 device.</p> <p>On its online Microsoft Store, the Redmond, Wash. company is giving a $50 gift card to customers who buy one of 16 Windows 8.1 notebooks, desktops, tablets or 2-in-1 hybrids. The card is good for future purchases at the e-store.</p> Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows 8 Windows XP Microsoft Windows Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:56:18 +0000 admin 238473 at http://www.infoworld.com Metro Firefox was doomed from the get-go http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/metro-firefox-was-doomed-the-get-go-238471?source=rss_windows_xp <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/11NNfirefox-hp.jpg" alt="Metro Firefox was doomed from the get-go" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>On Friday, Mozilla VP Johnathan Nightingale dropped an unexpected bomb: Despite the fact that Mozilla had released a new beta version of Metro Firefox <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/06/firefox-beta-brings-touch-friendly-web-browsing-to-windows Applications Microsoft Windows Firefox Mozilla Windows 8 Windows XP Microsoft Windows Web Browsers Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:00:07 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 238471 at http://www.infoworld.com 3 easy Linux alternatives for Windows XP refugees who don't want a new PC http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/3-easy-linux-alternatives-windows-xp-refugees-who-dont-want-new-pc-238412?source=rss_windows_xp <p>Windows XP's refugees have two choices on April 8, when Microsoft stops supporting the decade-old operating system (<a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2047768/microsoft-will-still-patch-windows-xp-for-a-select-group.html" target="_blank">for consumers</a>, anyway). This is assuming a new PC with a new operating system (even <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2105765/3-ways-to-get-a-new-windows-7-pc-in-the-windows-8-era.html" target="_blank">Windows 7</a>) is, for whatever reason, out of the question.</p> Microsoft Windows Open Source Software Windows XP Linux Microsoft Windows Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:19:13 +0000 admin 238412 at http://www.infoworld.com Inside the muddled, misguided mind of a Windows XP holdout http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/inside-the-muddled-misguided-mind-of-windows-xp-holdout-238121?source=rss_windows_xp <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/windows_evolution_hp.jpg" alt="Inside the muddled, misguided mind of a Windows XP holdout" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>It's not fair.</p> Microsoft Windows Microsoft Madness Windows XP Cringely Microsoft Windows Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 238121 at http://www.infoworld.com ATMs will still run Windows XP -- but a bigger shift in security looms http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/atms-will-still-run-windows-xp-bigger-shift-in-security-looms-237981?source=rss_windows_xp <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/windows_security_hp.jpg" alt="ATMs will still run Windows XP --but a bigger shift in security looms" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The vast majority of bank ATMs around the world currently run on Windows XP. Come April 8, when Microsoft cuts off support for Windows XP, the vast majority of those bank ATMs will <em>still</em> be running XP. Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows Security Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:27:39 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 237981 at http://www.infoworld.com If you haven't retired Windows XP and haven't been fired yet, get busy http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/if-you-havent-retired-windows-xp-and-havent-been-fired-yet-get-busy-237937?source=rss_windows_xp <p>CIOs who haven't moved their companies from Windows XP by now ought to be fired, some people think, but those who haven't and are still on the job have options for saving their bacon.</p> <p>"Start," is the first piece of advice from Shawn Allaway, CEO of Converter Technology, which specializes in migrating businesses to new versions of Windows and Microsoft Office. Even if the project isn't completed before Microsoft ends support for XP on April 8, it's important to minimize the window of exposure during which XP runs unsupported on corporate networks.</p> Microsoft Windows Windows XP Microsoft Windows Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:03:23 +0000 admin 237937 at http://www.infoworld.com How to keep your PC secure when Microsoft ends Windows XP support http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/how-keep-your-pc-secure-when-microsoft-ends-windows-xp-support-237484?source=rss_windows_xp <p>The Windows XPocalypse is almost upon us. After a legendary dozen year run, Microsoft will stop providing security patches for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. Without Microsoft's protection, all those WinXP PCs will have targets painted on their hard drives.</p> Microsoft Windows Security Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows Security Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:11:22 +0000 ccraig 237484 at http://www.infoworld.com Windows 7, XP vulnerabilites doubled in 2013, security firm finds http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/windows-7-xp-vulnerabilites-doubled-in-2013-security-firm-finds-237286?source=rss_windows_xp <p>The number of vulnerabilities found in Microsoft's Windows 7 and XP operating systems doubled last year over 2012, with the highest number of flaws reported in Windows 8, according to new research from Secunia.</p> <p>The Denmark-based security company said 102 vulnerabilities were found in Windows 7 in 2013 and 99 in XP, up from 50 and 49 vulnerabilities respectively in 2012.</p> Microsoft Windows Security Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows XP Microsoft Windows Vulnerability Assessment Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:27:35 +0000 admin 237286 at http://www.infoworld.com If UK health service can get XP extended, why can't we? http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/if-uk-health-service-can-get-xp-extended-why-cant-we-236299?source=rss_windows_xp <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Microsoft_Windows_hp.jpg" alt="If UK health service can get XP extended, why can't we?" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The U.K. National Health Service has a problem -- actually, 1.086 million problems. Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:26:03 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 236299 at http://www.infoworld.com